you both say that because you haven't read the books. the 80's movie was crap, because it deviated so much from the real story. how would you like a superman movie where superman didn't wear the costume and didn't fly? that's the kind of difference we're looking at.
unfortunately i don't get sci-fi. i'll just wait for the dvd and buy it. i have THAT MUCH faith in this mini-series.
oh, and s0be, fourth prequel book, "butlerian jihad," is out on hardcover now
. i read the first two prequels, and while they weren't anywhere as deep or meaningful to me as the originals, they were good and well written, and basically, it's another view into the universe of dune. and i can't argue with that.